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Nutrition and Mineral Balancing 

My studies in Dip. Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) along with my training with the RCP Institute to be a consultant for the 'Root Cause Protocol' (RCP) have helped me to understand the mechanisms behind many health conditions. More often that not, these conditions and their symptoms have their foundations in a minerally dysregulated body. By utilizing hair tissue mineral tests (HTMA's), specific blood mineral tests and by taking a comprehensive individual history, I am able to build a data profile which enables me to find distinct patterns clinically correlating to many health conditions. Recommendations are then made for dietary/nutrition changes as well as RCP based guidance given.

Some of the conditions that can benefit from mineral balancing include:

  • Headaches

  • Aches & pains, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, muscular weakness/dystrophy, muscular tension/cramps 

  • Oxalate issues and kidney stones

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and adrenal fatigue

  • Blood sugar imbalances

  • Thyroid function irregularities (hyper~ and hypo~)

  • Hormonal issues including endometriosis, PMS, estrogen dominance etc

  • Insomnia and other sleep issues

  • Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and Pyroluria

  • Cardiovascular disorders

  • Iron disorders, copper "toxicity" (un-bioavailable copper)

  • Persistent infections such as Lyme Disease or "Lyme-like" / Borreliosis, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV - glandular fever), Morgellons etc

  • Immune disorders; histamine reactions, intolerances and allergies, autoimmunity conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism)

  • Digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease, constipation, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), gallstones etc

  • .... and many others

About Minerals

Minerals are the basic spark-plugs to the 

chemistry of life! 

They are the catalysts to having the body's 'battery' charged and keeping it running from a cellular to a systemic level.

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Mineral interactions wheel

Testing - Hair

Hair Tissue Mineral Test (HTMA) - is a safe, non-invasive, and affordable pathology test measuring the levels and comparative ratios of more than 35 nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair. It is one of the most valuable screening tools revealing health information often not indicated in standard blood and urine tests.


A HTMA report provides the basis for understanding your individual metabolic pattern. From this report,  I am able to develop a detailed analysis which highlights the metabolic functions of the body along with important ratios of minerals governing the thyroid, adrenals, and immune system amongst others.

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What does nutritional and mineral balancing do?
Food is life. It supplies us with micro-nutrients including vitamins and minerals, many of which are essential to life. They each serve vital functions in the cell and body tissues, and as they cannot be synthesized by the body (except for Vitamin (hormone) D) they must be obtained through our diet. They are so essential that they are what drives our DNA metabolic pathways, DNA synthesis and repair, and gene expression.

Minerals interact with each other and usually have an effect on at least two other minerals, which in turn will react with two others and so forth. Therefore, any nutrient deficiency, or dysregulation in the mineral inter-relationships has the power to disrupt any number of metabolic functions, and disrupting  genomic integrity leading to DNA damage, certain types of cancers, and an ultimate compromise in homeostasis causing chronic disease. << This is the link between nutrition and disease, and ensuring you get the right nutrition and the right balance of minerals is therefore essential for good health.

How do we become deficient and/or have mineral dysregulation?
Great question! There are a multitude of ways that this can occur. We know that modern intensive agricultural methods have caused the soils we grow our food in to become depleted, and with each successive generation of 'fast-growing, pest-resistant' fruits and vegetables we get less nutrition than the one before. Add to this the rise in fortified foods, fad diets that eliminate essential food groups, taking supplements with insufficient knowledge about their impact on the body, multivitamin use, drugs, medications, alcohol, and stress - all of which deplete minerals, and we have a recipe for disaster.

The current healthcare climate has a strong emphasis on pharmaceutical medications as being the only claim to scientific "truth" when it comes to treatment of disease. It neglects the biochemical origins of the malfunctioning of body processes that lead to disease, so these drugs do not address the root cause but rather serve to create a 'band-aid' for the condition. In doing so, our minerals become even further depleted and we become dis-empowered from taking more personal responsibility and control over our health and lives in general. By addressing nutrient imbalances, we are able to activate our body's innate ability to heal itself, leading to improved health and ultimately achieving a better quality of life.
Testing - Blood

Specific blood tests are useful especially when combined with the HTMA as this helps to build a more complete picture of a persons mineral status;

  • Red Cell (RBC) Magnesium

  • Serum Copper

  • Plasma Zinc

  • Serum Ceruloplasmin

  • Haemoglobin

  • Iron Studies (grouped together in one test)

    • Serum Iron

    • Transferrin

    • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)

    • Saturation %

    • Ferritin

  • Calcidiol 25(OH)D - Storage Hormone D

  • Calcitriol 1,25(OH)D - Active Hormone D

  • Retinol (Vitamin A)

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